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got a question one of my yearlings kidded last week tuesday a little doe. pretty tiny. was doing great until sunday night then all of the sudden she was real week tried supplementing with a bottle of moms milk gave electrolytes did a vitamin b complex shot and some pennicilian and she just got weeker and weeker until i lost her. She had no fever. anyone got any ideas???
-- Tammy Buhrow (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 2003
Was her first symptom an inability to stand and walk, she'd collapse, try to stand, and fall down again? That is floppy kid syndrome. YOu can reverse it entirely by giving the kid about half a tsp of baking soda in their mouth, and holding it up so it can nurse on the dam until it recovers enough to walk again. I had a LOT of floppy kids this year, first time I'd ever seen it at all. The sooner you catch it the more likely they are to get better and faster, too. Sorry you lost her. :-(
-- Rebekah (email@example.com), June 19, 2003.